Wednesday, 22 October 2014

You are a Treasured Friend

Hi Bloggers.

A small-ish card today -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Flourish Embossing Folder. I popped a little Pearl Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet and picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. I rubbed it over the embossed surface. I then inked around the edges with Pink Sherbet Adirondack Dye Ink.

I masked off the flowers in the Cala Lily Trio Stamp and inked the frame up with Jet Black Archival, removed the mask, stamped and added Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment from the True Thoughts Stamp Set in the centre of the frame, again using Jet Black Archival, added Clear Powder and heat set the lot. I coloured the frame in using Pastel Pink from the Cosmic Shimmer Pastels Watercolour Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge and inked through the die with Pink Sherbet Ink. I cut a Spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28 die out of Pink Card.

I stamped the Anenome Planter Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut the little flowers out, coloured them with Pastel Pink Watercolour and added a 3mm White Pearl to the centres. I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using the Cricut Explore.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Save the last Waltz for me

Hi Bloggers.

I'm doing the first set of Christmas Workshops at Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering today. I know some of you will be there so see you soon! There's still a couple of spaces left on the 2nd day (next Wednesday) - please see the left hand side bar of this blog for details.

Over the weekend I popped some more card sample packs on ebay and a whole bunch of stamps. Please click on the ebay link in the top menu of this blog to go and have a look. This time I'm raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust with the proceeds of the card samples.

John Lockwood has a couple of last minute shows on Create & Craft today - on his own this time. He's on at 10am and 3pm. Hope you can tune in.

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamp Phill Martin's Vintage Sheet Music Background onto Milk Card using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I repeated the process with Phill Martin's Vintage Script Background and Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Buttons Galore Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Peacock Feathers. I rubbed Patina Gilding Wax over the embossed design and left to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the American Smooth Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Black Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and inked through the die with Peacock Feathers. I cut a Spellbinders Pearl Effects out of Teal Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Lapis Black Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Large and inked through the die with Peacock Feathers. I cut a Spellbinders Eyelet Squares out of Teal Card.

I made a flower out of White Crochet Ribbon and cut a couple of leaves out of Teal Card using Sue Wilson's Petite Vinery Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Circle Dazzler to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Monday, 20 October 2014

It's Your Day Celebrate!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the panels, I scribbled some Ivory, Pastel Blue and Pastel Lilac Cosmic Shimmer onto some Coconut White Card (great technique from Sue Wilson) and put aside to dry for a few hours. Once dry, I cut it into 3 pieces and matted them onto Sky Blue Card.

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Heart Lattice Embossing Folder.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Celebrations Sentiments onto Sky Blue Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B.

I stamped one of the Mini Ornate Frames onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Shine Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B.

I cut a Spellbinders Polka Dots Die out of Sky Blue Card.

 I made a flower out of White Crochet Ribbon and cut a couple of leaves out of Sky Blue Card using Sue Wilson's Petite Vinery Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

No greater feeling

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with Couture Creations Feather Frenzy Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked all over using Raisin Adirondack Dye Ink. I then rubbed Deep Red Gilding Wax all over the embossed surface. I left it to dry for a few minutes and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the Argentine Tango Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Devine Eleoquence and inked through the die with Raisin Adirondack. I cut a Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B out of Black Card and glued it behind the Devine Eleoquence Die Cut.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Lava Black Aurora. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Seville Die Set and inked through the die with Raisin Adirondack.

I cut Sue's Petite Vinery Die Set out of Milk Card and inked through the die with Raisin Ink. I added a Black Organza Ribbon Rose.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Circle Dazzler to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The music life plays

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Vintage Sheet Music Background onto Coconut White Card using Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I then stamped the 'Let's Dance' sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set a few times, again using Weathered Wood. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Checkerboard PinPoint Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Weathered Wood. I added some Sparkle Star Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles around the edges and put aside to dry.

I stamped the Quick Step Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Steel Blue Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Weathered Wood. I cut a Spellbinders Pearl Effects out of Sky Blue Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Sentiment Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Steel Blue Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ornate Squares and inked through the die with Weathered Wood. I cut a Spellbinders Luscious Labels One out of Sky Blue Card.

I tied a bow using White Crochet Ribbon, added a piece of Silver Tulle, a White Crystal Sparkler and a couple of White Pearl Decorative Stick Pins.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Circle Dazzlers to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

I'm demoing at Daisy Jewels in Coventry today. Please stop by if you're in the area.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Friday, 17 October 2014

It takes two to Tango

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Black Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Feather Frenzy Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I rubbed Deep Red Gilding Wax over the embossed design and left to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the Argentine Tango Stamp onto Milk Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Raisin Adirondack Dye Ink. I cut a Spellbinders Locking Loops Die out of Rich Red Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Lava Black Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Captivating Squares and inked through the die with Raisin Ink.

I tied a knot in a piece of Black Tulle, trimmed it down a little and added a Black Organza Ribbon Rose.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Black Circle Dazzlers to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Dance is a Sport

Hi Bloggers.

A Gatefold Card today -

I stamped the Quick Step Stamp onto Milk Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Steel Blue Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I cut a Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge Die out of Navy Card.

For the 2 front panels and the inside piece, with the stamp in my hand I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Vintage Sheet Music Background using Faded Jeans. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran the pieces through the Grand Calibur with the Checkerboard PinPoint Embossing Folder (all 3 pieces fit inside the folder at the same time) and inked around the edges with Faded Jeans. I added Sparkle Star Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles around the edges and put the pieces aside to dry. Once dry, I matted them all onto Navy Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Steel Blue Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 17 and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut a Spellbinders Devine Eleoquence Die out of Milk Card and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut the largest Devine Eleoquence Die out of Navy Card. I layered all these die cuts together and added them to the inside of the card.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Navy Card using Sue Wilson's Curled Vines Die Set and added a White Satin Flower.

I assembled the card as shown, adding the image panel to the right-hand panel and some Small Circle Dazzlers to the corners.

In case you didn't know it, Sue Wilson has a One Day Wonder on Create & Craft today with her Release 2 of her Die Range starting at 8am with Nigel, then 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm. I do believe that John Lockwood with be making his debut on a couple of the shows.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

A non-dance themed card today -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Sea Garden Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Pink Sherbet Adirondack Dye Ink. I rubbed Blush Gilding Wax over the embossed design and put aside to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped one of the Mini Ornate Frames onto Pink Card using Perfect Medium and added Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder (I did not heat set just yet. I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Celebrations Sentiments Stamp Set in the centre using Perfect Medium, added True White Detail Powder and heat set the lot. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B. I cut the next two sizes from the same die set out of Coconut White Card and Pink Card.

I cut a Couture Creations Lotus Filet out of Coconut White Card.

I popped some Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Matt Chalk Paint onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in some Frosty Mallow Mica Powder from the Delicate Lace Cosmic Shimmer Mica Spray Set. I used this to change the colour of a piece of White Crochet Ribbon using Cut n Dry Foam. Once dry, I cut it in half lengthways and made a flower. I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Faux Quilled Leaves Die Set.

I pressed 3 Art Deco Metal Corners into Perfect Medium, added True White Detail Powder, tapped off the excess and heat set. I let them cool down for a few minutes and then added some CS Dries Clear Glue to the back. I left them for a few minutes for the glue to go tacky and then added them to the corners.

I assembled the card as shown adding dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Dance the night away

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Vintage Sheet Music Background using Pink Sherbet Adirondack Dye Ink Pad. I repeated the process with Phill Martin's Vintage Script Background using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Rows of Bows PinPoint Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Pink Sherbet Adirondack. I added Iced Candy Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles to the edges and put aside to dry.

I stamped the Senorita Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Pink Sherbet. I added Iced Candy Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles to the edges and put aside to dry. I cut a Spellbinders locking Loops Die out of Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut if out using Spellbinders Labels 17 and inked through the die with Pink Sherbet. I added Iced Candy Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles to the edges and put aside to dry.

I popped some Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Matt Chalk Paint onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in some Frosty Mallow Mica Powder from the Delicate Lace Cosmic Shimmer Mica Spray Set. I used this to change the colour of a piece of White Crochet Ribbon using Cut n Dry Foam. Once dry, I cut it in half lengthways and made a flower. I cut a couple of leaves out of Black Card using Sue Wilson's Petite Vinery Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Circle Dazzlers to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.